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Chris Brown Is Free Again

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20:  Singer Chris Brown performs during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

One day after being arrested in the nation’s capital for allegedly beating up a man blocks from the W Hotel, Chris Brown appeared in a Washington D.C. courtroom Monday evening where prosecutors reduced the felony assault charge to a misdemeanor assault. The 24-year-old singer is due back in court November 25, and as part of his conditions for release he must report to a probation officer in California in the next 48 hours. Court documents suggest the fight started when the victim jumped into a photo as Brown was posing with two female fans. One of the women said Brown replied "I’m not with that gay s---," and punched the man. Brown told police he never confronted the man, saying "I was on the bus when I guess someone tried to get on and my bodygaurd handled it." If there was any doubt, this latest fiasco proves that the hardest working people in show biz are Brown’s lawyers.

Photo: Ethan Miller/2013 Getty Images